High Praise For Red Sox Prospect Christian Vazquez In Major-League Debut

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — With their release of A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox started a new beginning behind the plate.

With Pierzynski and his reported sourpuss ways in the clubhouse now out of town, it opens the door for 23-year-old prospect Christian Vazquez to begin his major league career. The rookie backstop made his debut Wednesday night in Boston’s 5-4 win over the White Sox, and will now split time with veteran backstop David Ross the rest of the season.

Vazquez went 0-for-3 in his debut, but showed off the defense behind the dish that scouts have been raving about for the last year. While no White Sox base runners attempted a steal against the rookie, Vazguez did get to show off his cannon of an arm as he gunned down Dayan Viciedo at second as the Chicago outfielder tried for an extra base on a Mike Napoli error. Vazquez received…

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